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Belizean Dreams Resort
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Hopkins
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2007

I just came back from Belize yesterday and stayed in 2 different areas of Belize. We started our trip in Ambergris Caye and stayed at SeaScape [--] Randy the manager there was incredibly helpful and assisted us with making all the plans we needed assistance with. Yet, left us alone when we wanted our space. The houses are BEAUTIFUL and luxurious, as are the grounds, pool, beach and ease of getting to town by water taxi or if you don’t mind a bumpy adventure a golf cart, but I highly recommend the water taxi route :) they have a cook if you'd like, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, that is free of charge. After spending 3 amazing nights there we went to Hopkins on the mainland and stayed at Belizean Dreams [--] Before our arrival I contacted Belizean Dreams to set up activities, private cook, ect. I tried calling several times no answer; email about 8 times no reply-not a good sign after you have already booked. Upon arrival we were greeted and everyone was very friendly (very young, 18-25) we were shown the house, and it was nice, though not near as nice as SeaScape. After settling in we went to dinner at the grounds restaurant. It is beachfront and pretty, though has a constant television running, and is LOUD, so you can’t hear the sounds of the beach or your partner’s conversation with you. Our stay was for 4 nights at Belizean Dreams and on the 2nd night we decided we never should have left SeaScape. The 2nd night we tried to go to dinner at the grounds restaurant around 8pm and they told us they were closed because some teenagers who were staying on the grounds were going to Karaoke and the staff wanted to go with them. The 3rd night, we were sitting eating and the concierge came to our table and now finally wanted to verbally reply to my emails I had written before my arrival. I let him know it was too late and we were leaving the next night. On our last night while having dinner the concierge again interrupted our meal asking us when we could check out of our room because they had another guest coming in. We felt it inappropriate to interrupt us while we are TRYING to have a romantic dinner. And politely let him know the time we were leaving hoping he would just go away. He proceeded to ask us if he could "have a seat" keep in mind we are having dinner, we have ordered a bottle of wine and the staff wants to sit with us so he can ask us to leave early. This didn’t sit well with us, so we left feeling the staff was inexperienced in manners and etiquette

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank sherrielong
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Reviewed 17 May 2007

My mate and I went to this resort looking for a relaxing, romantic getaway. We rented what we thought would be a one bedroom apartment on the top floor. While we found the villas to be very nice, we were disappointed that we had no access to kitchen facilities, but only a small refrigerator and a microwave. Even though the rest of the house was empty, the management made sure to lock the bottom floor so that we could not use the kitchen downstairs.

We found everything in this place to be extremely overpriced for the service it offered. The food in the restaurants was expensive and not of good quality. we were looking froward to fresh local fish and other produce, like I had experienced in other parts of Belize. However, that was not what we found. For instance, while the whole area is covered with orange groves, not one of the restaurans (neither in the resorts nor in town) offeren fresh squeezed orange juice. we were served this horrible concoction they called orange juice, but which tasted more like a chemistry experiment. Everything they sold in the resort shop was a rip off.

What especially irked us that whenever we ordered drinks at the bar and had them biled to our room, we never really saw the price of the drinks (I know, our wrong); then, at check out we got presented with a bill on which they had added a service charge for every item we had purchased from the resort facilities. No one had ever told us there would be a service charge, of course, and no one had a problem accepting our tips on top of everything.

While the reef is of course wonderful for snorkeling and diving, the beach is not the greatest for swimming - there is a lot of grass there, and we are not ones to swim in a pool

There was a man who offered massage services - Ray is his name and he is self-taught, but good and an interesting character. There were many interesting characters in the area, in fact.

People were nice, but we could not stop feeling ripped off - I have not felt like that anywhere I have traveled before. Compared to other areas of Belize, this region leaves a lot to be desired. I have traveled and lived many places around the world, and am a flexible and relaxed traveler. Belizean Dreams and the area of Hopkins in general felt like a big scam to get our dollars without providing the value.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Veter
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Reviewed 9 April 2007

Just got back from Belize. The accomodations at Belizean Dreams are great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It doesn't really have a restaurant, but I think they are in the process of building one. We would have lunch at the Jaguar Reef Resort directly south of BD (literally a 2-5 minute walk) and dinner at Hamanasi directly north of BD (again 2-5 minute walk). We had private tours - just the guide, my friend and me. Diving and snorkeling tours can be done through Hamanasi.

Some of the people staying at Hamanasi had to deal with scorpions in the beds, as well as sand ticks and other bugs. We didn't have any of those and left Belize without a single bug bite.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with friends
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5  Thank ChicagoChik707
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Reviewed 8 November 2006

My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay at Belizean Dreams the last week of October. The weather was perfect and we could not have had a better time. Belizean Dreams is a new Luxury Villa Resort between two other resorts. Belizean Dreams is by far the most luxurious, pristine and quiet in the area and perhaps Belize. The property has a large infinity edge pool near the beach and a new pool bar opening soon. Each of the villas is huge with 3 king bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. You can select which space suites your needs and book accordingly. We chose the two bedroom villa as it had a very nice granite kitchen and large living room and deck. It was more space than we needed but the price was affordable so we took the extra space. The people at Belizean Dreams were exceptionally nice and eager to help us with any needs. The concierge visits you in your villa throughout the day to check on you and everyone on the staff greets you with a smile and a hello. The hotel is steps away from 2 other resorts with good restaurants and lively bars. Hopkins Village is about a mile away and Belizean Dreams will provide transfers or you can ride one of the resorts bike. The people in the Village were very nice and the entire area seemed very safe. The diving and fishing were amazing and the concierge selected the perfect guide for us. Everything that you would want to do is close by and yet Belizean Dreams is away from it all, quiet and very luxurious, especially for Belize. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank BillGregory
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Reviewed 17 February 2017
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Room Tip: Creo que las habitaciones del primer piso frente al mar 1A y 9A son las mejores.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank alejandratrip
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Reviewed 27 October 2016
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Room Tip: Charlar con el bartender del bar de la playa
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2016
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Stayed: June 2016
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Address: Sittee River Road, Hopkins 501, Belize
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Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hopkins
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Hopkins
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hopkins
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hopkins
Price Range: £144 - £382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Belizean Dreams Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, intimate Belizean owned and managed resort nestled on the coast of Hopkins Village, southern Belize. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Belizean Dreams Hotel Dangriga
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